I love booking Hyatt hotels using the points and cash rate – particularly for category 1- 4 hotels! Points and cash stays are dynamite . . . when I can find availability. As a Hyatt Diamond Gold Passport, I am always working on trying to re-qualify for the next year – points and cash stays are reasonably priced and count toward the required stays or nights requirement.
Researching points and cash availability can be very tedious. Take a stay in Chicago for example. Let’s say I want to see which hotels have points and cash availability on a given weekend. Let’s pick a hard weekend – October 7-9th, the weekend of the Chicago Marathon.
If I want to research AAA or Government rate or a specific corporate rate, I need only tick the rate box or fill in the corporate rate number, and click go, and voila – I’ll have a list of all of the Chicago area hotels offering that rate on the dates in question.
Researching points and cash availability however is a multi-step task. I have to click on each hotel and check individually for points and cash availability, then go back and check the next hotel. This can be a time-consuming process and a PITA.
Well, the other day, I was doing exactly what I described — going through the list of local hotels one by one to see which ones offered points and cash rates – – and I stumbled upon a corporate rate I didn’t recognize. I investigated a little further, and lo and behold, it’s the holy grail of points and cash research!
This is it: ————> 51440
This simplifies the process. 51440 is the code for points and cash availability. Only one search is necessary! You can tell immediately which hotels offer points and cash – those with rates of $50, $55, $75, etc.
Surprisingly, the weekend of the Chicago Marathon, a number of Hyatt Hotels have cash and points rates available including, among others, the Hyatt Place Downtown, the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place and even the Park Hyatt!
Did you know about 51440????